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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 30: DROPSY, AKA EDEMA

https://pixabay.com/en/mandolin-musical-instrument-lute-159654/ *** DROPSY, AKA EDEMA **** Master Adamo’s Swollen body resembles a lute — Swollen with dropsy *** NOTE: Master Adamo was a counterfeiter, and in the Inferno he suffers from dropsy, which makes his belly swell. If his arms … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 29: LIARS

https://pixabay.com/en/air-anatomy-ass-bare-behind-blow-160492/ *** LIARS *** Sin is an illness Liars’ testimony stank Now the liars stink *** NOTE: The liars in the Inferno are feverous and they stink. *** https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/28/dantes-inferno-canto-29-retelling-the-falsifiers-alchemists/ ***

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 29: COUNTERFEITERS

https://pixabay.com/en/gold-coin-museum-treasure-thaler-1633073/ *** COUNTERFEITERS *** adulterate gold make it seem more than it is suffer from dropsy *** NOTE: The counterfeiters mixed base metal with gold and then cast gold coins that appeared to be more valuable than they really were; … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO: Canto 29: evil impersonators

https://pixabay.com/en/hand-leave-pen-paper-letters-will-229777/ *** EVIL IMPERSONATORS *** Impersonators Confused about who they are Now they are insane *** NOTE: The evil impersonators made other people confused about who the evil impersonators were. In the inferno, the evil impersonators are insane and they … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 29: ALCHEMISTS

https://pixabay.com/en/gold-ingots-golden-treasure-513062/ *** ALCHEMISTS *** Sin is an illness Alchemists have leprosy Good skin now sick skin *** NOTE: In the tenth and final bolgia of Circle 8, Dante sees falsifiers of various kinds. The alchemists tried to change lead into … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 28: extreme factionalism

https://pixabay.com/en/bust-italy-artwork-museum-statue-2765382/ *** EXTREME FACTIONALISM *** Broken engagement Hate: Ghibellines versus Guelfs Factionalism *** NOTE: Buondelmonte de’ Buondelmonti was engaged to be married to the daughter of Lambertuccio degli Amidei, but when a better offer came along — Aldruda, a member … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 28: SCHISM

https://pixabay.com/en/religion-ahimsa-ahura-mazda-baha-i-2028188/ *** SCHISM *** Dante hated Islam, Regarded Islam as a schism In the Christian Church *** NOTE: Dante put Muhammad and Ali in the ninth bolgia of Circle 9 because he regarded them as causing a schism in the … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 27: GUIDO WENT TO HELL

https://pixabay.com/en/statue-garden-art-1002552/ *** GUIDO WENT TO HELL *** Guido went to Hell: People cannot repent sin While committing sin *** NOTE: When Guide da Montefeltro died, Saint Francis came to escort his soul to Heaven, but a black angel came and … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 28: THE SCHISMATICS

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** Schism in Family, Schism in Politics, also Schism in Religion *** NOTE: In the ninth bolgia of Circle 8 are the schismatics. They caused breaks in families; for example, they caused a father and a son … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 27: SCAMMING THE SCAMMER

https://pixabay.com/en/cartridges-weapon-war-hand-gun-2166491/ *** SCAMMING THE SCAMMER *** Pope scammed the scammer Said his sin is forgiven Pope will be in Hell *** NOTE: Pope Boniface VIII scammed Guide da Montefeltro by telling him not to worry about committing a certain sin … Continue reading

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